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Comic books March 1950

  • Issue #123
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 123

    "The Ark of the Mist-Maids!", pencils by Maurice Whitman; The Wasumbas witch, Lutoa, is poisoning the chief so that her confederate, N'toba, can seize the chieftainship; Kaänga exposes her plot; N'tonga is killed by animals captured for a funeral sacrifice and Lutoa is captured. Untitled story, pencils by Richard Case; A tiger, brought to Simba's jungle for cross-breeding with lions, escapes and proclaims himself king of the jungle. Untitled story; As Captain Terry Thunder attempts to settle a border dispute between tribes, both parties are attacked by ape men, who are, in reality, disguised henchmen of Baron Lorne who has discovered diamonds in the area and wants both tribes driven out. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; Wambi and Sirdah are captured by a big game hunter who wants Sirdah as a prize and Wambi to help him entice other animals into traps; Wambi extracts a promise from Sirdah to only kill when necessary in return for helping him escape. Untitled story, art by Enrico Bagnoli; The Aswengi witch doctor and his wife murder Chief Okuda and frame Tabu; Tabu tricks the pair into confessing with his illusions. Untitled story, art by Ralph Mayo; King Cobra's gang is raiding pygmy funeral barges and taking sacred gold; King himself is beginning to feel remorse for the native killed in these raids; He attempts suicide but manages to only wound himself; He succumbs to amnesia and is befriended by Camilla; His gang seize him from her and plan new raids; Camilla promises to help the pygmies defend their barges; King warns Camilla about the coming raid, allowing her to prevent it. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #NN
    Jungle Jo (1950) NN
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    Content likely intended for publication as the non-existent Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #30. Feature stories are "Jo-Jo Congo King" with mastheads obscured so that only "Congo King" remains; scripts retain the "Jo-Jo" character name. In order of appearance: "Congo King, The Political Pirates!"; "Congo King"; "The Cheat! The Swaggering Coward." retitled and reprinted as "The Coward." in Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) #124; and "Congo King, The Crossbowmen of Carnabor". "Otombo to the Rescue!" text story reprinted from Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #7B. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #10
    Jungle Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 4 #10

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  • Issue #14
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 14
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1/2" Spine split.
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    Photo cover. Knockout Racket; a waitress named Peggy Nichols sees one of her customers drug another mans coffee, then gets mixed up with he and his partner in crime. Seven Keys to Sing Sing!, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; he stole so he could pamper his jade menagerie; but the pets he loved so intensely betrayed and exposed him to the New York City Police. The Masquerader!, art by Rudy Palais. The Fake Lynch Mob text story. Sawney-King of the Villains!, art by Harvey Kurtzman and John Severin. The Man Who Talked Himself to Death!, art by George Gregg. Ad for Headline Comics and Justice Traps the Guilty. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Kaanga (1949) 3
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover coming loose at staples.

    "The Return of the Lion-Men!", art by Ruben Moreira (as Rubi Moore); A con man comes to the jungle and convinces the Tulans to give him whatever he asks for in order to have it sacrificed to their gods; Fearing Kaänga's interference, he orders the natives to bring him Ann whom he plans to kill. "The Panther Lord!", art by Ruben Moreira; A white man-led leopard cult kidnaps Ann for sacrifice. "King of the Congo Beasts" text story by Frank Riddell. Untitled story, art by Ruben Moreira; Dr. Marr's scientific expedition captures a white ape; Nilo, riding from the land of the Lake of Mists attacks the safari in order to free the ape, which is sacred to her people; They also take Dr. Marr. Kaänga and Ann pursue them; Ann is captured, but Kaänga frees both her and Dr. Marr. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Katzenjammer Kids (1947-54) 12
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    After a four-month hiatus, Standard Comics takes over the Katzenjammer Kids comic from pioneering comics publisher David McKay. The original German Bart Simpson x2, the Kids are up to constant mischief, usually directed against the stern authority figures in their lives: their long-suffering Mama, Der Captain (a stranded sailor and their surrogate father), and the schools envoy, Der Inspector. These stories are original to the comic, not reprints from the comic strip. The back cover features an ad for the "Playking Athletic Belt," basically a girdle for chubby kids so they don't get teased during sports - a real sign of its times. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Kilroys (1947) 22
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Stories by Hubie Karp and others. Art by Bob Wickersham and others. The Kilroys (Americas Funniest Family!) combined the family humor of the then-new sitcom format with Archie-style teen hijinks featuring Katie, Natch, and pal Solid Jackson. Pops decides to try wearing a toupee to look younger, and comic chaos results; Solid Jackson buys a love potion from a gypsy at a carnival; Pops tells the story of how the first banana was discovered. Toupee or Not Toupee!; Divine Man; A Tall Story; Solid Jackson; Winning Campaign; Pop Knows -- or Does He?; Neat 'N' Sweet; Happy Anniversary. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #156
    King Comics (1936) 156

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    Stories and art by Lee Falk, Phil Davis, Roy Crane, Wilson McCoy, Carl Anderson, and Joe Musial. Standard Comics takes over the long-running title from pioneering comics publisher David McKay, featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. In South America, Buz Sawyer confronts the man who has been tailing him. The Phantom's girlfriend Diana saves a man from being sacrificed to crocodiles, only to wind up offered to the creatures herself. Mandrake the Magician; Thimble Theatre; Henry; Buz Sawyer; Jan and Aloysius; The Phantom; Teddy and Sitting Bull. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 4
    • Water damage.
  • Issue #38
    Leading Comics (1941) 38
    Published Mar 1950 by DC.

    Cover art by Otto Feuer. Untitled Peter Porkchops story, art by Otto Feuer; Wolfie tries to make sure that Peter won't win a fishing contest. Untitled Roly and Poly story, art by Rube Grossman; Roly and Poly convince Danny to fix their roof by telling him how he needs to get in shape, but they regret their ruse later. House ad for DC's funny animal comics: Real Screen Comics; Animal Antics; Comic Cavalcade; Funny Folks; Funny Stuff. Untitled Bernard the Brave story, art by Otto Feuer; Bernard's rescue company gets off to a bad start when he can't get a runaway horse to fill out the necessary paperwork. Untitled The Tortoise and the Hare story, art by Rube Grossman. Untitled Ozzie Owl story, art by Rube Grossman. House ad for DC's western comics: All-American Western; Dale Evans; Western Comics. Untitled Puss 'n Pooch story. Superman on Safety First! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 27 #3
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 27 #3

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  • Issue #12
    Life Story (1949) 12
    Published Mar 1950 by Fawcett.

    Vol. 2 No. 6 Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #75
    Lil Abner (1947) 75
    Published Mar 1950 by Harvey.

    Cover art by Al Capp. One-page Genius story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. Salomey's Narrow Escape, script and art by Al Capp; Roundheels concocts a scheme to make Li'l Abner help him get into The Gourmet Club; Li'l Abner dohesn't realize the role that Salomey plays in the scheme. Shmoo Comics ad. One-page Prospector Pete story, script and art by Art Helfant. Peeping Tomahawk text story starring A Memphis Smith Adventure, script by Andrew Charles. Earthquake McGoon, script and art by Al Capp; Pappy promises to tell everyone that Earthquake McGoon is a decent hoomin bean. Untitled story, script and art by Vic Herman; Kid Science has a new pet jet. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Little Audrey (1948 St. John) 9

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  • Issue #1
    Little Iodine (1950) 1
  • Issue #9
    Little Lana (1949) 9
  • Issue #21
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 21

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    The Ventriloquist; Lulu gets back at Tubby after he plays ventriloquist jokes on her. Froglegs; Lulu and Tubby take a raft out on the lake to catch frogs to sell to a fancy restaurant. The Little Girl Who Always Laughed; Lulu tells Alvin about the little girl who got in trouble for laughing at the king. The Man Hunter; Tubby challenges Lulu's dog Mops to follow his scent like a bloodhound. The Gambler; The Fellers find out Tubby is using the club treasury to take a girl out on a date. All scripts by John Stanley, art by Irving Tripp. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). Back cover has advertisement for five color Little Lulu pinups. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #6
    Lone Eagle (1941-1954 Atlas Publishing) Pulp UK Edition Vol. 3 #6

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  • Issue #21
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 21
    • Staple rust.

    Painted cover art. Facts about the American Buffalo by Gaylord Du Bois, art by John Wade Hampton. The Lone Ranger and The Plot to Kill Mr. Winters, art by Charles Flanders; The Lone Ranger is mistaken for a crook who is trying to weaken a trestle so that a train carrying railroad official Winters will crash. The Medicine Watch text article, script by Carl Smith, art by Tom Hickey; The perils of Nelson Lee, who was captured by Comanches in Texas in 1855. Canoeing on White Water, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Tom Hickey; After escaping a bear that invaded their camp, Young Hawk, Little Buck, and White Fawn take their canoe through dangerous rapids. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #101
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 101
  • Issue #101
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Canadian Edition) 101

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    Canadian edition with same content as U.S. edition. Inside front cover is blank; indica appears on bottom of back cover rather than at bottom of first story page. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 40 #2
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  • Issue #3
    Love Letters (1949) 3

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  • Vol. 21 #3
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  • Vol. 30 #3
    Love Short Stories (1940-1955 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 30 #3

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  • Issue #4
    Love Stories of Mary Worth (1949) 4

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    Cover by Ken Ernst. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Allen Saunders and Ken Ernst. The ultimate busybody, Mary gives advice to friends and neighbors coping with love woes. Pixie must choose between her stage career and the man she loves. A man loses sleep over his beautiful but noisy neighbor and her little yip-dog. Too Smart for Love; I Married an Angel; Too Young to Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Vol. 1 #2

    Spring, 1950, Volume 1, Number 2. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 128 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 6 #3
    Mammoth Western (1945-1951 Ziff-Davis) Pulp Vol. 6 #3

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  • Vol. 3 #1
    Mammoth Western Quarterly (1948-1951 Ziff Davis) Pulp Vol. 3 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Man to Man Magazine (1949 Picture Magazines) Vol. 1 #2

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    Volume 1, Issue 2 - March 1950. Men's interest magazine focusing on true crime, and war stories. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 68 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Marmaduke Mouse (1946 Quality) 17
  • Issue #23
    Marmaduke Mouse (1946 Quality) 23

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  • Issue #45
    Marvel Family (1945) 45

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  • Issue #95
    Marvel Tales (1949-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 95

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  • Issue #113
    Master Comics (1940 Fawcett) 113

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  • Vol. 42 #1
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  • Vol. 1 #4
    Max Brand's Western Magazine (1949-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #4

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  • Issue #1
    Miss Melody Lane of Broadway (1950) 1
    • Slight professional restoration
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Restoration includes: cover and centerfold reinforced with glue. Minor side edge cracks. Scuffing/scratching to front and back of slab and inner well.
    • Label #0132993007
  • Issue #95
    Modern Comics (1945) 95

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    Cover pencils by Reed Crandall, inks by Chuck Cuidera. Untitled stories starring Blackhawk and King Earthquake, Torchy (script and art by Gill Fox), and Ezra. Moronic Hall starring Will Bragg. Blackhawk's Challenge text story starring Blackhawk. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 38 #4
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  • Vol. 40 #4
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  • Issue #46
    Monte Hale Western (1948) 46

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    Monte Hale in "The Danger Bell," "The Saga of One Horn," "Monte Hale Battles the Musical Madman," and "The Desert of Death!" Gabby Hayes back-up story, "The Cuckoo Crooks." Whitey Whiskers back-up story, "The Old Rocking Chair." Two "Comix Cards" feature Bill Boyd. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Moon, a Girl... Romance, A (1949) 12

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    Stories by Al Feldstein. Art by Graham Ingels, Harry Harrison, Wally Wood and Al Feldstein. Cover by Feldstein. I Was a Prison Widow; I Was Not Worthy of Love; I Had Been Blind to My Real Love; No Rx for Romance. Final issue under this title; series changes names yet again, continuing as the legendary EC comic Weird Fantasy, which explains the odd numbering of that title. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Mopsy (1948) 9
    Published Mar 1950 by St. John.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #5C22E8-001
    • 3.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 79 #2
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  • Issue #191
    Movie Story Magazine (1937-1951 Fawcett) Pulp 191

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  • Issue #2
    My Diary (1949) 2
    Published Mar 1950 by Marvel.

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  • Issue #22
    My Experience (1949) 22

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    One of many romance comics from Fox Feature Syndicate. Connie meets handsome David after catching the bouquet at a wedding; Diane is crushed when her childhood sweetheart marries another woman, but the friend who brings her the news is awfully handsome; A woman fears her criminal past will come to light when she goes to work in a handsome lawyer's office. Plus love advice to readers and advice on overcoming possessiveness. I Wasn't His Kind of Girl; He Trifled with My Heart; Are You In Love; Between Us Girls; I Dated Disaster. Final issue under this title; numbering continues with Judy Canova (1950) #23. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    My Intimate Affair (1950) 1

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    Art by Paul Gattuso and others. Tame love tales with suggestive titles from Fox Feature Syndicate. Eve seeks a rich husband and marries Ken, only to find out he's a gambler and a criminal; Opal leaves the city to marry her farmer husband, but then suspects he's been planting with Zelda from the next farm over; Olga tries to conceal her status as a child of immigrant parents from boyfriend Tod, only to learn that he is one too. I Sold My Love; I Was a Farmer's Girl; My Love Was a Secret; Foreign Born! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.